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Celebrate Independence Day Near the Nation’s Capital

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With summer in full swing, and the next three-day weekend right around the corner, it’s time to start coming up with plans on where and how you’ll spend Independence Day weekend.  For those who sat in 3-plus hours of traffic to get down the shore for Memorial Day weekend, there are plenty of fun alternatives to celebrate the summer’s next holiday in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Pack your things, grab some family and friends, and come down to celebrate our country’s independence in and around the nation’s capital.  Traveling to and from events in Washington, DC is incredibly convenient thanks to several Metro stations throughout Montgomery County, Maryland.

Here are a few of the 4th of July events taking place in Montgomery County, MD and DC to help you plan out your trip:

  • Independence Day Weekend at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard in Dickerson, Maryland includes live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm until 5pm each day. On the 4th of July, Sugarloaf Mountain will release Penelope 2013, which has already won awards at the Wine masters Choice and the Tasters Guild International competitions.
  • At Montgomery College-Rockville Campus in Rockville, Maryland, the Independence Day event will feature the band Fugitive Brass Quintet on the Main Stage at 7pm, followed by a performance by the Pinneberg Dancers at 7:30pm. The Rockville Concert Band will follow the Pinneberg Dancers.  Additional parking will be available at the Rockville Town Center. Fireworks will begin around 9:15pm.
  • If you’re staying in Montgomery County, hop on the closest Metro train into Washington, DC for the National Independence Day Parade starting at 11:45am on July fourth.  The parade takes place on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Sts. NW and features floats, marching bands, military and specialty units, and VIP’s.
  • After a day at the parade, stick around for the National Mall’s 4th of July fireworks around 9:15pm. The fireworks are launched from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.  The best places to watch the National Mall’s fireworks are from the Lincoln, Jefferson, and FDR Memorials, and East Potomac Park.

For more information about planning a trip to Montgomery County, Maryland for this year’s Independence Day Weekend, please visit here.